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Alex Avila    \a-VEE-la\

Alexander Thomas Avila

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: January 29, 1987 in Hialeah, FL
High School: Archbishop McCarthy HS (Southwest Ranches, FL)
School: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 5th round of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed June 13, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 6, 2009 (Age 22.189, 17,227th in MLB history)   vs. BAL 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox 2009-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$2.5M (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 6.061, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Management [*]
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 22 DET AL 29 72 61 9 17 4 0 5 14 0 0 10 18 .279 .375 .590 .965 148 36 0 0 0 1 0 2
2010 23 DET AL 104 333 294 28 67 12 0 7 31 2 2 36 71 .228 .316 .340 .656 78 100 12 2 1 0 0 2/D
2011 ★ 24 DET AL 141 551 464 63 137 33 4 19 82 3 1 73 131 .295 .389 .506 .895 142 235 8 3 3 8 9 *2/D5 AS,MVP-12,SS
2012 25 DET AL 116 434 367 42 89 21 2 9 48 2 0 61 104 .243 .352 .384 .736 99 141 12 2 2 2 2 *2
2013 26 DET AL 102 379 330 39 75 14 1 11 47 0 0 44 112 .227 .317 .376 .693 88 124 10 1 1 3 0 2
2014 27 DET AL 124 457 390 44 85 22 0 11 47 0 3 61 151 .218 .327 .359 .686 94 140 6 3 1 2 1 *2/3D
2015 28 DET AL 67 219 178 21 34 5 0 4 13 0 1 40 66 .191 .339 .287 .626 77 51 4 0 1 0 0 23/D
2016 29 CHW AL 41 149 123 13 29 6 0 3 6 0 0 24 49 .236 .362 .358 .720 100 44 3 1 0 1 0 2/D
8 Yrs 724 2594 2207 259 533 117 7 69 288 7 7 349 702 .242 .346 .395 .740 103 871 55 12 9 17 12
162 Game Avg. 162 580 494 58 119 26 2 15 64 2 2 78 157 .242 .346 .395 .740 103 195 12 3 2 4 3
DET (7 yrs) 683 2445 2084 246 504 111 7 66 282 7 7 325 653 .242 .345 .397 .742 103 827 52 11 9 16 12
CHW (1 yr) 41 149 123 13 29 6 0 3 6 0 0 24 49 .236 .362 .358 .720 100 44 3 1 0 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 22 DET AL 29 72 4 0 0 -2 1 3 0.3 3 6 0.6 .511 .502 0.8 -0.1 8 2
2010 23 DET AL 104 333 -7 -2 -1 -7 5 -12 -1.1 12 1 0.1 .488 .492 0.8 -0.1 8 $404,900 2/D
2011 ★ 24 DET AL 141 551 26 -2 0 -3 8 30 3.1 21 50 5.1 .522 .519 5.5 0.6 53 $425,000 *2/D5 AS,MVP-12,SS
2012 25 DET AL 116 434 -2 -2 -2 6 7 8 0.9 16 24 2.4 .507 .505 1.9 1.3 18 $510,000 *2
2013 26 DET AL 102 379 -5 -3 -0 -4 6 -6 -0.5 14 8 0.8 .494 .496 1.1 0.3 12 $2,950,000 2
2014 27 DET AL 124 457 -3 -6 0 5 7 3 0.5 16 19 2.1 .503 .502 1.5 1.5 14 $4,150,000 *2/3D
2015 28 DET AL 67 219 -5 -3 -0 -2 1 -8 -0.9 8 -0 -0.1 .486 .494 0.1 -0.0 1 $5,400,000 23/D
2016 29 CHW AL 41 149 0 -1 -0 2 2 3 0.4 5 8 0.9 .508 .502 0.7 0.5 7 2/D
8 Seasons 724 2594 9 -19 -3 -5 39 21 2.7 95 116 11.9 .503 .503 12.3 4.1 121 $13,839,900
DET (7 yrs) 683 2445 8 -17 -3 -7 37 18 2.3 90 108 11.0 .503 .503 11.6 3.6 115 $13,839,900
CHW (1 yr) 41 149 0 -1 -0 2 2 3 0.4 5 8 0.9 .508 .502 0.7 0.5 7

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 24 DET AL ALDS NYY W 5 19 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .063 .167 .063 .229 1 0 0 1 0 0
2011 24 DET AL ALCS TEX L 6 25 25 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 9 .080 .080 .200 .280 5 1 0 0 0 0
2012 25 DET AL ALDS OAK W 4 12 12 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 .250 .250 .583 .833 7 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 DET AL ALCS NYY W 3 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 DET AL WS SFG L 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 DET AL ALDS OAK W 5 19 15 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 .133 .316 .133 .449 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 DET AL ALCS BOS L 6 21 16 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 6 .188 .381 .375 .756 6 0 1 0 0 0
2014 27 DET AL ALDS BAL L 3 9 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .222 .222 .333 .556 3 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (8 Series) 34 123 110 6 16 2 0 3 7 0 0 11 43 .145 .230 .245 .475 27 1 1 1 0 0
4 ALDS 17 59 52 3 8 2 0 1 3 0 0 6 22 .154 .241 .250 .491 13 0 0 1 0 0
3 ALCS 15 56 51 3 7 0 0 2 4 0 0 4 19 .137 .214 .255 .469 13 1 1 0 0 0
1 WS 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2009 DET AL 22 C 25 17 12 153.1 108 101 7 0 0 1.000 -2 -14 6.34 4.32 .992 7.48 7.39 4 5 11 4 27% 26% 0
2010 DET AL 23 C 98 84 71 756.2 594 556 34 4 5 .993 -3 -7 -5 -11 7.02 6.02 .990 7.44 7.37 6 41 43 20 32% 26% 0
2010 DET AL 23 DH 1 0
2011 DET AL 24 C 133 130 126 1157.0 1018 940 73 5 14 .995 0 -2 0 -2 7.88 7.62 .992 7.61 7.57 7 56 85 40 32% 28% 0 AS,MVP-12,SS
2011 DET AL 24 DH 4 4 AS,MVP-12,SS
2011 DET AL 24 3B 1 1 1 8.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 -1 -1 -150 -150 1.12 1.00 .955 2.59 2.60 AS,MVP-12,SS
2012 DET AL 25 C 113 107 99 937.2 960 897 57 6 7 .994 2 6 3 8 9.16 8.44 .993 7.99 7.94 10 31 79 34 30% 25% 0
2013 DET AL 26 C 98 96 87 836.2 850 815 29 6 4 .993 -9 -4 -13 -6 9.08 8.61 .993 8.21 8.18 9 39 73 15 17% 26% 0
2014 DET AL 27 C 122 116 98 1017.2 940 883 52 5 9 .995 9 5 11 6 8.27 7.66 .993 8.24 8.21 3 23 71 36 34% 27% 0
2014 DET AL 27 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.00 8.90
2014 DET AL 27 DH 1 0
2015 DET AL 28 C 44 43 34 365.2 309 291 18 0 3 1.000 1 -7 3 -23 7.61 7.02 .994 8.27 8.21 2 19 21 11 34% 32% 0
2015 DET AL 28 1B 23 13 12 134.0 130 120 9 1 12 .992 -0 0 -4 0 8.66 5.61 .994 9.10 9.03
2015 DET AL 28 DH 1 0
2016 CHW AL 29 C 39 37 32 329.1 308 292 14 2 2 .994 -0 1 -2 4 8.36 7.85 .994 8.49 8.40 2 15 18 6 25% 30% 1
2016 CHW AL 29 DH 2 2
8 Seasons C 672 630 559 5554.0 5087 4775 284 28 44 .994 -0 -9 -0 -1 8.20 7.53 .993 7.95 7.89 43 229 401 166 29% 27% 1
2 Seasons 1B 24 13 12 135.0 130 120 9 1 12 .992 -0 0 -4 0 8.60 5.38 .994 9.10 9.02
5 Seasons DH 9 6
1 Season 3B 1 1 1 8.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 -1 -1 -150 -150 1.12 1.00 .955 2.59 2.60
8 Seasons TOT 697 644 572 5697.0 5219 4895 294 30 56 .994 -2 -10 -0 -2 8.20 7.44 .993 7.97 7.92 43 229 401 166 29% 27% 1
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 AL (12, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1308th)

Silver Sluggers
2011 AL (C)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2011 AL  5.5 (9th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2011 AL  .389 (5th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2011 AL  .895 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2014 AL  151 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2011 AL  142 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  31 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2011 AL  3.0 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2011 AL  .704 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2011 AL  8 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2011 AL  9 (10th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2011 AL  133 (1st)
2012 AL  113 (4th)
2014 AL  122 (5th)
Active  672 (19th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2011 AL  940 (1st)
2012 AL  897 (4th)
2014 AL  883 (4th)
Active  4,775 (19th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2011 AL  73 (2nd)
2012 AL  57 (4th)
Active  284 (24th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2012 AL  6 (4th)
2013 AL  6 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2010 AL  5 (4th)
2011 AL  14 (1st)
2012 AL  7 (3rd)
2014 AL  9 (1st)
Active  44 (15th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2011 AL  7 (5th)
2012 AL  10 (1st)
2013 AL  9 (5th)
Active  43 (14th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2011 AL  85 (5th)
2012 AL  79 (2nd)
2013 AL  73 (3rd)
2014 AL  71 (2nd)
Active  401 (15th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2011 AL  40 (1st)
2012 AL  34 (1st)
2014 AL  36 (1st)
Active  166 (17th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2014 AL  33.6 (4th)
Active  29.3 (19th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2014 AL  9 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2011 AL  7.88 (5th)
2012 AL  9.16 (2nd)
2013 AL  9.08 (4th)
Active  8.20 (10th)
Career  8.20 (12th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2011 AL  7.62 (3rd)
2012 AL  8.44 (1st)
2013 AL  8.61 (3rd)
Active  7.53 (10th)
Career  7.53 (10th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2011 AL  .995 (2nd)
2012 AL  .994 (5th)
Active  .994 (6th)
Career  .994 (11th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 14 (1042), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1874), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (146th), 11.9 career WAR/12.0 7yr-peak WAR/12.0 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 14) = 52.7 career WAR/34.2 7yr-peak WAR/43.4 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 7, 2005: Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 34th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign.
  • June 5, 2008: Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 5th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2008.
  • November 2, 2015: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 25, 2015: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2010 23 Detroit Tigers $404,900 0.061
2011 24 Detroit Tigers $425,000 1.061
2012 25 Detroit Tigers $510,000 2.061 contracts
2013 26 Detroit Tigers $2,950,000 3.061 contracts
2014 27 Detroit Tigers $4,150,000 4.061 contracts
2015 28 Detroit Tigers $5,400,000 5.061 contracts
201629Chicago White Sox$2,500,0006.061
2016 StatusSigned thru 2016, Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$13,839,900Does not include future salaries ($2.5M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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French: Alex Avila statistiques
Japanese: アレックス・アビラ 統計
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